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Show 0260: The Village is Quiet by g.bert, Patrick Hartigan (Radio One 91 FM)

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Show 0260: The Village is Quiet by g.bert, Patrick Hartigan (Radio One 91 FM)


Published March 22, 2010


This is radio show # 260 of season 22 of the Radia weekly comissioned radio art programs. It was submited by Radio One.

It was broadcasted in all Radia stations in the week between 22.03.2010 and 28.03.2010.

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Australian artist Patrick Hartigan exhibited a series of water colours in 2009 entitled âThe Village is Quietâ â a show which was complemented by the publication of a series of short stories and a limited release dvd under the same title. Producer g.bert invited Hartigan to record a reading of a selection of the stories as a gesture toward a continued multiplication of media in Hartiganâs work through (and despite) which the âvillage remains quietâ.

Hartiganâs facility in isolating and expressing the subtleties and idiosyncracies of the simple everyday life of an unnamed contemporary Slovakian village in fact borders on a mythical expression â a kind of singular exemplarity. Littered as his work is with post-soviet remnants (the public address system that still âbroadcastsâ via loudspeakers, for example) and the consequences of EU expansion (the evident desertion of youth), Hartiganâs village and its eloquent quietude speaks a kind of obscure generality (seen, as it is, through the eyes of an antipodean outsider finding feet and language in the villageâs almost empty streets and homes).

A simple radio production (artifacts of recording included) accentuates the simplicity of Hartiganâs means. Visit http://www.brettmcdowellgallery.com/patrickhartigan09.html and http://www.darrenknightgallery.com/artists/hartigan/artist.htm for Hartiganâs visual story


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